Ancient Art

Lamp Mold (top half only)

ca. A.D. 420–500

Plaster

15 × 5 × 21 cm (5 7/8 × 1 15/16 × 8 1/4 in.)
Gift of Ambasador and Mrs. William L. Eagleton, Jr., B.A. 1948
1988.75.6
Culture: 
Roman, North African
Period: 
Roman, 5th century A.D.
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Ambasador and Mrs. William L. Eagleton, Jr., acquired in Tunisia; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1988.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1988,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (Spring 1989): 120, ill.

Mimi Gardner Gates, “Director’s Report 1988,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (Spring 1989): 120.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 304, no. 121, pl. 121.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.